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In addition to our library's collection, you can also search for materials in WorldCat. WorldCat is a merged catalog of books and other materials in libraries around the world, including a list of libraries that hold the item. Useful for finding out if a book is held by a nearby library, as well as for finding books that LNDL does not hold. Books found in WorldCat can be requested using Interlibrary Loan. Please note that it may take up to two weeks for a book requested through InterLibrary Loan to arrive.

Historical Research

Researching a historical figure involves looking at the changes as they happened during the time of the person in question through primary sources as well as looking at the historical and educational impact in scholarly publications.

Research one person who has contributed to the development of the American education system. A proposal and annotated bibliography will be written as well and handed in. These 2 assignments will be counted in the participation grade.

The focus of the paper should include:

  • Biography of the person
  •  Historical context of his/her life
  • Educational historical context
  • Contribution made to the history of American education

Resources:  at least 2 primary sources, at least 3-4 secondary sources (these are peer reviewed), Internet sources need to be approved by the professor

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